H.R. No. 479

WHEREAS, Liberty residents Henry and Bennie Dugat are celebrating the joyous occasion of their 46th wedding anniversary on May 21, 2006; and WHEREAS, Dr. Dugat and the former Bennie Durham were united in matrimony on May 21, 1960, at Trinity Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, after being childhood sweethearts for 10 years; over the years, the loving couple have been blessed with five children, Cynthia Mosley, Henry L. Dugat, Jr., Daphne Dickerson, Alonzo Dugat, and Christopher Dugat, and have enjoyed welcoming 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren into their lives; and WHEREAS, A distinguished minister of music, Dr. Dugat has served churches throughout Southeast Texas, while Mrs. Dugat has had a successful career as a medical technologist; in June 2006, she will earn a bachelor's degree from United Christian Theological Institute and join her husband in serving her community of faith; and WHEREAS, For more than four decades, Dr. and Mrs. Dugat have shared life's trials and triumphs, and their enduring union is a source of inspiration to all who are privileged to know them; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 79th Texas Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby congratulate Henry and Bennie Dugat on the occasion of their 46th wedding anniversary and extend to them sincere best wishes for continued happiness; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Dr. and Mrs. Dugat as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives. Allen Otto ______________________________ Speaker of the House I certify that H.R. No. 479 was adopted by the House on May 12, 2006, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House